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Beginning the PCT: Questions and Answers

Beginning the PCT: Questions and Answers

If you're reading this, it means I have left my job, said goodbye to loved ones, packed my bag, and am days away from beginning a thru-hike of the 2,650-mile-long...

Apr 18, 2019 : Brandon Smith
Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

The summer after second grade my swim team was coached by a guy named Dan. At that point I’d been swimming competitively for nearly five years, but Dan is the...

Apr 7, 2019 : Will Krakow
Thru-Hiking the AT: Preparation and Intentions

Thru-Hiking the AT: Preparation and Intentions

Hiiiii friends. I am so glad you're here reading some of my words. I'll try not to bore you too much. I figured I'd introduce myself a bit before getting...

Mar 20, 2019 : Therese Hobson
Why Are You Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Why Are You Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Befriending the questions: "Do you think you should do this, at your advanced age?" my 66-year-old dad said to me last night half-jokingly at dinner. I am 42, just left...

Mar 14, 2019 : Cari Pattison
Carly’s 2019 Appalachian Trail Vlog #2: Getting to Know Carly Thru Others

Carly’s 2019 Appalachian Trail Vlog #2: Getting to Know Carly Thru Others

In this video, I have two of my closest friends, Karli and Danny, ask me probing questions that force me to reflect on my experiences and be vulnerable. With Karli,...

Mar 13, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Dealing with Migraines on the Trail

Dealing with Migraines on the Trail

As I get closer to my thru-hike start date on Feb. 14 (no Valentine, might as well hike) I have some last-minute prep still to do. One of the things...

Feb 3, 2019 : Chad Sanborn
So You’re Planning to Thru-Hike? #MeToo

So You’re Planning to Thru-Hike? #MeToo

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Jan 28, 2019 : Julie Velasquez
Research Completed, and I Still Have Questions

Research Completed, and I Still Have Questions

Hey there, Julia here. I decided in the fall of 2018 that I absolutely needed to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, and I needed to do it in 2019. (Quick summary...

Dec 26, 2018 : Julia Sheehan
Finding My Footsteps

Finding My Footsteps

"Where did you come from?" Who said, that you're asking. Well, that was my mother. Where did I come from? That is a great question. I was born in Allentown,...

Oct 17, 2018 : Tilghman Moyer
Heading South in a Homecoming Trek

Heading South in a Homecoming Trek

Hey, everyone! The name's Brittney, or Red out here on the trail. I'm originally from Kentucky but have been living abroad for the past three years, namely in Mexico, Myanmar,...

Aug 17, 2018 : Brittney Woodrum